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Cousin Dupree

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My alter ego, the Masked Menace, came out at the grocery store today.

About 50% masked, 50% unmasked. I hadn’t been to the grocery store in weeks due to a foot injury. I was shocked, for some reason. (Guess I expect sensible behavior).
So this man probably in his 70’s is on the other side of the tomato display, no mask, and his wife is standing further away but can hear me. I said to him, “You should be wearing a mask”. He said, “Why?” And I’m trying to think of a quick answer that would maybe get him to think. So I said, “ To protect the children”. I could see that they didn’t know what to say from the looks on their unmasked faces. Is there any chance I made a dent?
Posted by Cousin Dupree | Mon Aug 16, 2021, 03:20 PM (5 replies)

The American people are paying millions and millions of dollars to settle lawsuits against police

Malpractice insurance is part of the answer to fixing police misconduct. Each and every policeperson should be required to buy their own personal malpractice insurance, just like doctors and nurses do. It’s another mechanism for holding them responsible for their behavior. Why should we be paying victims and families on behalf of police?
Posted by Cousin Dupree | Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:15 AM (6 replies)

A nurse's perspective on the Windsor Mill shooting

Both nurses and police hold the lives of people in their hands. The margin for error is VERY SLIM. When we make mistakes, people die. Yet police are making errors in frightening numbers. How many mistakes is it going to take before things change? It appears to me that nurses are very conscientious about preparing themselves to avoid mistakes, but I’m not sure that police make the same efforts.
If the police woman’s story of grabbing the wrong device is true (which I doubt), then this is a indictment of police training and judgement, and police candidate selection.
Posted by Cousin Dupree | Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:44 PM (2 replies)

I did my civic duty today.

Reported a DC rioter to one of my county’s boards. Because the rioter is on their board of directors! The woman I spoke to seemed genuinely surprised and then I could hear the smile in her voice as she talked to me. I got the feeling I made her day. It sure made mine.
Posted by Cousin Dupree | Fri Jan 8, 2021, 03:40 PM (2 replies)
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